Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has asked Ugandans in diaspora to invest their money back home and help grow their country’s economy.
Kadaga was speaking to 150 Ugandans living in Schengen countries who met at Novotel hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands to discuss investment in agriculture.
The convention is an annual fixture that brings together Ugandans who live in Netherlands and the Schengen countries to discuss and learn more about investment opportunities present at home.
At the same convention, the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) team discussed with the Diasporas about the opportunities in the Agricultural sector by providing participants with tax services and information.
In a presentation on the performance of agriculture and the tax incentives available in the sector , URA Manager Public and Corporate Affairs , Ian Rumanyika urged Ugandans to seize the opportunities availed by these incentives to make Ugandan agriculture much more productive.
“Government would like this sector to grow and generate more revenue since it employ close to 70% of the entire population,” said Mr. Rumanyika.